Brain activation induced by dentine hypersensitivity pain–an fMRI study

submitted by: mike214
Aim: Dentine hypersensitivity (DH) is characterized by a short, sharp pain arising from exposed dentin. Most published literature reports on peripheral neural aspects of this pain condition. The current investigation focused on differential cerebral activity elicited by stimulation of sensitive and insensitive teeth by means of natural air stimuli. Materials and Methods: Five graded stimulus strengths were randomly applied by means of a multi-injector air jet delivery system, each...
Authors: Michael Meier, Michael Brügger, Dominik Ettlin, Roger Luechinger, Ashley Barlow, Jäncke Lutz, Lutz Kai

: Buprenorphine Maintainance Therapy in the Opioid Addicted Healthcare Professional Returning to Clinical Practice: A Hidden Con

submitted by: WentzMR
: Dr. Ethan Bryson, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, discusses his article appearing in the March 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which examines the current use of opioid substitution therapy with bupenorphine by state nursing and medical boards in healthcare professionals who wish to return to clinical practice after treatment for substance abuse. Available at:...

Blurred Boundaries: The Therapeutics and Politics of Medical Marijuana.

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. J. Michael Bostwick, Professor of psychiatry at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the February 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the potential benefits and current legal limitations for including marijuana in medical research. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00021-8/fulltext

Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

submitted by: mustanski
Background: Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among adolescents and nonsuicidal self-harm occurs in 13%–45% of individuals within this age group, making these phenomena major public health concerns. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth particularly are at risk for engaging in these behaviors. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about the specif?c risk factors associated with suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviors in the population. Purpose: This...
Authors: Richard Liu, Brian Mustanski

Research Helping the Cancer Survivor

submitted by: mdanderson
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is leading the way in new research initiatives addressing issues faced by cancer survivors. Guadalupe Palos, M.S.W., Dr.P.H., Manager of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at MD Anderson, explains the importance of funding cancer survivor research and discusses current studies investigating ways to reduce treatment side effects. Jason Cox is a childhood cancer survivor of rhabdomyosarcoma and is now a successful attorney. Cox discusses his...

Exergaming and Older Adult Cognition: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

submitted by: gowanc
Background: Dementia cases may reach 100 million by 2050. Interventions are sought to curb or prevent cognitive decline. Exercise yields cognitive benef?ts, but few older adults exercise. Virtual reality–enhanced exercise or “exergames” may elicit greater participation. Purpose: To test the following hypotheses: (1) stationary cycling with virtual reality tours (“cybercycle”) will enhance executive function and clinical status more than traditional exercise; (2) exercise...
Authors: Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD, Paul Arciero